Community Engagement

This Community Engagement will provide an opportunity for the Gladstone Region community, particularly residents and property owners in the surroundings of the proposed Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail to share their thoughts, ideas and concerns about the trail. By providing feedback, the community is able to help shape the Concept Design.

The Gladstone region community was able to participate on the first phase of this engagement by completing the community and visitor surveys about the Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail, contribute to the social mapping of the trail sections, submitting questions and/or sharing their ideas for the trail.

The draft Master Plan was available for public comment from 19 July to 15 August 2021. Results of the feedback survey are available below under Engagement - Phase 2.

Engagement - Phase 1

Engagement Resulst overview - 426 contributions, 114 contributors
Community Survey Results - 97% respondents support the conversion of the old rail corridor to a recreational rail trail,
Visitor Survey Results - 94% respondents consider using the trail, most of them (74%) by cycling, followed by 66% walking and 26% horse riding.

Engagement - Phase 2

Feedback Survey Results - 77% respondents were supportive or very supportive of the draft Master Plan
  • 54 per cent of respondents to BBIRT Master Plan were new to this project.
  • Most respondents that have indicated they were neutral, unsupportive or very unsupportive of the draft are not from the Gladstone Region.
  • Some respondents would be more supportive of the draft if motorcycle access to the trail was considered.
  • State Government funding criteria rules out motorcycle access, as the trail should provide for an active, healthy lifestyle and preserve environment.
  • Respondents were impressed by the detail of the plans, the transparency of the design process and the community engagement undertaken.

What have you said about the draft?

Where do you live?

Have you participated in Any engagements about the Master Plan in 2021?

What is your view regarding the draft Master Plan for the trail?

What would make you more supportive of this draft?

What have we done right in this draft Master Plan?

Social Map and Ideas

Please note: Markers added by G. English show what has currently been mapped out and exists along the three trail routes.

Is there anything missing from the trail?

We are interested to know if there are any other elements missing from the proposed design.

16 May, 2021

MarkLinnett says:

“Signage for Heritage sites . Gravel surface(not concrete) Water taps were able to be supplied in towns. Distance along the trail. Seats ”

16 May, 2021

nicole_briggs says:

“Signs with educational information about any areas or sites of cultural significance. ”

12 May, 2021

Gerschs says:

“Ask Mick Colyer about the GATES. They have to be the right height and design to allow horse to go through without rider having to dismount”

12 May, 2021

Sonia says:

“I agree with access to camping spots along trail with toilets and access to water. ”

11 May, 2021

Gerschs says:

“Picnic Areas with shelters and long drop toilets Camping spots at appropriate distances along the trail, provided with picnic tables, etc.”

8 May, 2021

gavin_dale says:

“From a bushwalking perspective, nothing else needs to be added.”

8 May, 2021

Mick says:

“A few sections with detours for single track. Histrocal Information and photosalong the trail. ”

7 May, 2021

Mlinn says:

“Just build it . People will come. Must be lest a gravel surface”

7 May, 2021

ray_martin says:

“Encourage local businesses to support the trail and keep them informed on time lines”

7 May, 2021

CommunityEngagementG says:

“Talk to the old railway line drivers, there a limited drivers that did that trail. ”

7 May, 2021

CommunityEngagementG says:

“Old gold mines and interesting places of interest to bring more knowledge in. ”

6 May, 2021

ann_mallie says:

“Indigenous perspectives and acknowledgement of country and culture featured along the trail as well as white history. ”

6 May, 2021

Brent.Tangey says:

“Regular water points for people and horses. See Carnarvon Great Walk for examples.”

6 May, 2021

KirstensCottage says:

“ I would really like to see a sealed path from Builyan to ManyPeaks so as us locals can use it frequently for cycling and prams with littlie”

5 May, 2021

jill_johnson says:

“- A camping ground area and basic facilities at e.g Many Peaks/Builyan type area. - Rail Trail phone app where users can see town history”

4 May, 2021

Marty says:

“For ideas also look at the Caboolture to Wamuran Rail Trail managed by the Moreton Bay Regional Council. https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au”

4 May, 2021

Marty says:

“If this can be done like the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) it would be a fantastic inclusion to the area. Book me in😁. ”

4 May, 2021

Marty says:

“A Push Bike Maintenance Pod at the Trail Head/Finish and at certain TBC locations would help. The HLS should be sign posted & on maps.”

3 May, 2021

SteveA says:

“Worth noting for future track maintenance is number of drains blocked that will need clearing to prevent future erosion during rain events.”

29 April, 2021

Garry Sharp says:

“Suitable for recumbent trikes!”

29 April, 2021

MiikeBRBRT says:

“Access points Boyne, Burnett Rivers, Weir, Lakes and water features, makes trail unique for aquatic activities.”

28 April, 2021

vicki.mackay says:

“Promote cultural burns where grazing of cattle is not an option ensuring the preservation of the 51 bridges that have been retained by DTMR”

28 April, 2021

BrookeAssman says:

“Eye spy game for kids and adults alike. For example: (name of flora/fauna & description) See if you can spot it along the trail!”

27 April, 2021

LeaCollocott says:

“camping facilities:- toilets, water points, grassy areas for tents. These are comments from users of BVRT we came across this last week”

26 April, 2021

wesbram says:

“Signage for heritage railway stations enroute to Munduberra”

23 April, 2021

MiikeBRBRT says:

“River Acces from adjoining trail”

22 April, 2021

robyn_johnson says:

“Please make this trail happen. ”

22 April, 2021

Nicwho says:

“Water points, shadeful rest stops and accommodation from cheap to luxurious and same for food. Cater for a wide audience”

22 April, 2021

MiikeBRBRT says:

“"Whole of Community" Disability trail between Mount Debateable and Humphrey, with decked and handrailed bridge experience, wheelchairs etc.”

22 April, 2021

MiikeBRBRT says:

“All sidings integrity, fencing Co-share of adjoining water, sport, road/stock routes reserves Disability/Aged trail Mt Debateable-Humphery”

21 April, 2021

OwenClancy says:

“1. Promote/support accommodation options along the route 2. Strategic vision: longer term possibilities e.g. Ubobo-Builyan, Kalpowar-Monto”

21 April, 2021

AnnieJohnson says:

“Yes, trail rangers”

21 April, 2021

jlind59 says:

“Places to tie horses up would be good, and water points.”

21 April, 2021

mulligrubs says:

“I hope provision is made for rail trail users to dispose of their rubbish.”

21 April, 2021

Nigel Rail Trail says:

“ toilets ,shade shed, both bridges decked and hand railed, fencing and camping areas at Philpot creek. kayaking fishing biking walking ect.”

20 April, 2021

Rasmussenp says:

“This will be an exceptional resource for youth participating in outdoor activities and Scout Award Scheme journeys via cycle, hiking ”